Tuesday, April 19, 2005

God's Rottweiler?

Beliefnet.com has a very interesting article about Pope Benedict / Ratzinger with a sub-header of:

German Inquisition meister. Prince of the New Dark Ages. Torquemada of the 21st century. God's Rottweiler. And Pope.

Wow. This could be an interesting few years.

...and I already mentioned this to my friend Jon, but - allow me to be rather irreverent and inappropriate for humor's sake for a moment - Benedict/Ratzinger looks an awful lot like Palpatine/Sidious. If the pope starts shooting lightening bolts out of his fingers, I'm gonna freak.

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Disclaimer: In all seriousness, I wish this man only blessings in his new position and may God's power and mercy be upon his leadership. I'm just too big of a Star Wars geek to pass up the humorous reference.


Trev Diesel said...

Oh, by the way, if he starts building a Death Star, this is going to be the coolest decade ever.


Jon said...

Use the force, Trev!

JP said...

That is a scary resemblance. Anyhow, as a non catholic, I too wish him nothing but Gods blessing. He does have tough shoes to fill though

Anonymous said...

BTW, my boss calls him Pope Palpatine.